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Victoria Zellena Dwinnell Miller

Various spellings of Dwinnell
Doenell, Donell, Donnall, Donnell, Duenell, Dunnel, Dunnell, Dwaniel, Dwaniell, Dwainel, Dwennel, Dwinel, Dwinell, Dwinnel, Dwinnill, Dwonill, Dwynel

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The first European settlements in Ontario were after the American Revolution when 5,000 loyalists left the new United States.

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The united counties of Leeds and Grenville are in southern Ontario, Canada on the border with the United States.The county seat is Brockville.

The Province of Upper Canada was established in 1791 to accommodate Loyalist refugees from the United States. It included all of Southern Ontario and part of Northern Ontario.

In 1841 the Act of Union united Upper and Lower Canada (which became Canada West and East) into the Province of Canada, under one government, with Kingston as capital.

Victoria Zellena Dwinnell Miller was born in Yonge Mills, Leeds (now Leeds Grenville) County, Ontario, Canada on August 14, 1840. Her parents were Isaac Davis Dwinnell and Rachel Lapoint

She married John Wilson Miller in 1867 when she was 27 years old. Their children and life together is described in detail in the section on the John and Victoria Miller family. Victoria was very close to her children. Her daughters-in-law complained about how close she was to her sons. In 1897 she signed her daughter, Hester's, autograph book.

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After John Wilson Miller's death in 1905, Victoria moved to Seattle, King County, Washington. Her address was 325 5th Avenue.  She died on May 5, 1920 in Seattle, Washington when she was 77 of angina pectoris. She was buried in  Section 2, Lot 270, Grave 2 of Washelli Cemetery at 111th and Aurora Avenue in Seattle, Washington next to her son, John Delbert Miller.

 

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Miller -- At 342 Fifth Avenue north, May 5, 1920, Victoria Z. Miller, aged 79 years, beloved mother of Mrs. William Johnson, Mrs. I. M. Johnson and Mrs. D. I. Fish.  Funeral services today (May 7) at the chapel of the Home Undertaking Company, Ninth at Union, at 2 p.m. Interment at Washelli.

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Children of Isaac Davis Dwinnell, Jr. and
Rachel Lapoint

  • Victoria Zellena Dwinnell Miller
  • Holland Orville Dwinnell
  • Charles N. Dwinnell
  • Sophia Floritine Dwinnell Byrne
  • Napoleon B. (Charles) Dwinnell
  • David Lancaster Dwinnell

    Children of Rachael Lapointe
    and David Lancaster Jones
  • Lewis Kossuh Jones
  • Ida Ann Jones
  • Genevieve E. Jones Marvin
  • Children of John Wilson Miller
    and Victoria Zellena Dwinnell
  • Gertrude Eveline Miller
  • Eva Edith Miller Van Dusen Fish
    and sons Wilson Van Dusen
    and Walter Van Dusen
  • Mildred Daisy Miller
  • Alberta Irene Miller
  • Nora Zellena Miller
  • Herbert Thomas Miller
  • Hester Mabel Miller Johnson
    and husband William Greenwood Johnson
  • Robert Wilson Miller, Sr.
  • Victoria Louise Miller
  • John Delbert Miller
    and his daughter
    Jessie Estelle Miller Finkenkeller
  • Verna Ivy Miller Johnson Mathison
  • Three daughters of William Towne and Joanna Blessing were wrongly accused of practicing witchcraft in Salem. Rebecca Towne Nurse, Mary Towne Estey, and Sarah Towne Bridges Cloyes were persecuted in 1692. The children of people in the line below are all descendants of Mary Estey.

    William Towne,
    Mary Towne Estey,
    Isaac Estey,
    Aaron Estey
    ,
    Mary Estey Dwinnell
    ,
    Israel Dwinnell,
    Isaac Davis Dwinnell, Sr.,
    Isaac Davis Dwinnell, Jr.
    ,
    Victoria Zellena Dwinnell
    ,
    Robert Wilson Miller, Sr
    .,
    Robert Wilson Miller, Jr.

    Yonge Mills, Ontario was in Front of Yonge Township near Brockville. It is north east of Kingston and north of Watertown, New York. It is now a ghost town. In the mid 19th century, Yonge Mills, was a busy and prosperous village with a population of about 175. It had a sawmill and a fulling mill. There were hotels with taverns and a general store. The village also included two blacksmiths and a church.

     

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    DNA match with other descendant in this line.
    Henry Collins
    Joseph Collins
    Sarah Collins Richards
    Esther Richards Estey
    Mary Estey Dwinnell
    Israel Dwinnell
    Isaac Davis Dwinnell, Sr.
    Isaac Davis Dwinnell, Jr.
    Victoria Dwinnell Miller
    Robert Wilson Miller, Sr.
    Robert Wilson Miller, Jr.

    DNA match with other descendant in this line.
    Richard Kimball
    John Kimball
    Abigail Kimball Estey
    Aaron Estey
    Mary Estey Dwinnell
    Israel Dwinnell
    Isaac Davis Dwinnell, Sr.
    Isaac Davis Dwinnell, Jr.
    Victoria Dwinnell Miller
    Robert Wilson Miller, Sr.
    Robert Wilson Miller, Jr.


    DNA match with other descendant in this line.
    Samuel Davis
    Simon Davis
    Captain Isaac Davis
    Eunice Davis Dwinnell
    Isaac Davis Dwinnell, Sr.
    Isaac Davis Dwinnell, Jr.
    Victoria Dwinnell Miller
    Robert Wilson Miller, Sr.
    Robert Wilson Miller, Jr.

    DNA match with other descendant in this line.
    William Warner
    Daniel Warner
    John Warner
    Susannah Warner Fiske
    Elizabeth Fiske Dwinnell
    Benjamin Dwinnell
    Israel Dwinnell
    Isaac Davis Dwinnell, Sr.
    Isaac Davis Dwinnell, Jr.
    Victoria Dwinnell Miller
    Robert Wilson Miller, Sr.
    Robert Wilson Miller, Jr.